Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop ~ Sketch Challenge

Welcome to the  Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop,  we are  group of international Stampin UP! demonstrators sharing our ideas and creativity with you.

You will have either arrived from Lisa’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month we have a ‘Sketch Challenge ~ where we have been given a layout for us to choose colors and a theme.

Once again I have chosen to use a 12 x 12 page – mainly because Stampin’ UP! has 12 x 12 card stock in all its colors which gives me a fantastic choice but also because they have the 12 x 12 Page Protectors and Albums.

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Garden Lane DSP Scrap Card

I was tidying my work bench – it happens from time to time, especially if I find myself looking for something that is really right under my nose if I just had not put ‘something else’ on top of it!  I have often said that if I had just half of the time back that I spend looking for something that is right in front of me,  I would get so much more done in a day……. can anyone else relate?

Anyway – as I say – I was tidying my workbench and found some scraps from the Garden Lane DSP from a project I had finished a couple of days before.  I could not bring myself to throw them away, so pulled out some Whisper White Card along with a Garden Green Card base.  I did not trim the DSP in any way, they are exactly the size and shape l picked up!  🙂

I shall be introducing my DSP share in the coming weeks – so watch this space!

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Garden Lane Decorated Notepads

At the beginning of June I held my Stampin’ UP! 2019 -2020 Catalog launch.  Everyone made a couple of make-n-takes, got their copy of the new catalog and a little gift from me to thank them for coming and their on-going support for my card-crafting business.

The gift was a little decorated notepad showcasing the new Garden Lane Designer Series Paper as well as the new Timeless Label Punch.  This has to be one of my most favorite papers in the new catalog – I just love all the fresh greens and how they all work so beautifully together…….. and don’t get me started on the Timeless Label Punch – I don’t think it has been out of my hands since the UPS man delivered it!

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Cajun Craze Dandelion Wishes – Get Well Card

It is so easy to get carried away with all the new goodies we have to choose from in the new 2019 – 2020 Stampin’ UP! catalog and I have shared some of them over the last couple of weeks.

There are some particular favorite stamp sets that carried over from last year and one of them is Dandelion Wishes.  A few months ago I ‘tripped over’ the color combination of Cajun Craze and Petal Pink – it fascinated me then and still does today, so my card features this combination along with another favorite – a simple Z-fold card.

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Above the clouds with Seaside Spray!

I have been sharing the new 2019 – 2021 In-colors and now it is the turn of some of the new products. I used the Above the Clouds Stamp Set today, which has the coordinating Hot Air Balloon punch to cut out that cut hot air balloon and its little basket, each of the products are available separately but if you buy the bundle you will save 10% – check out the link below!

I think the greeting on this one would be perfect for a graduation card, I know that most graduations are over for this year in the US but in the UK school is still very much in and not due to finish for the summer holidays until late July – so there is still time to make a card if you are in the UK and looking for some inspiration.

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Product Spotlight ~ Take Your Pick

In September of 2018 Stampin’ UP! introduced a new product – the Take Your Pick Tool, a Multipurpose Pickup and Precision Tool that has a neat tacky putty tip that picks up small bits like sequins and tiny beads.

It also has a piecing tool, small and large stylus for scoring paper and a little spatula.  When the new 2019 – 2020 Catalog came out a few weeks ago a Die Brush for removing small cut pieces when using dies.

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Introducing……….. Seaside Spray and Floral Essence Stamp Set

Seaside Spray is the 5th and final of the 2019 – 2021 In-colors . The Floral Essence stamp Set is featured again – it is such a lovely set and those of you who know me also know that I just love flowers, so this is one that will be used an awful lot in the coming months!

I have also showcased the coordinating ribbon and embellishments for this color,  both will be part of my ribbon and embellishment shares in the coming weeks…………. so watch this space!

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Introducing……….. Terracotta Tile and Floral Essence Stamp Set

So the 4th new In-color I have chosen to share is Terracotta Tile and as the other day with the Pretty Peacock I have been experimenting with other colors in the Stampin’ UP! family.  Petal Pink and Cajun Craze work really well together with Terracotta Tile.

I have also showcased one of the new ribbons and embellishments, both of which will be part of my ribbon and embellishment shares in the coming weeks…………. so watch this space!

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Introducing …………. Pretty Peacock with Mint Macaron

Pretty Peacock is the third of the 5 new Stampin’ UP!  in-colors for this year, I have done a little experiencing with some of the other colors in the SU family and have paired it with some Mint Macaron and the scrummy Copper Foil, which in all honesty was the starting point for my card today.  I had a piece left from another project, the surface was a little scuffed so I ran it thru the BIG SHOT with the Country Floral Embossing Folder and I fell in love!

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Introducing Rococo Rose with Woven Heirlooms

My apologies for being a day late with my post – it has been a busy week as I had my catalog launch on Thursday with over 20 of my wonderful and supportive customers who came to look at new products, do some make and takes and collect their own precious copy of the new catalog!

Our next new color for 2019 – 2021 is Rococo Rose ~ a gentle pink my sweet ol’ Mum would have called Ashes of Roses.  I have paired it with one of the new stamp sets – Woven Heirlooms, one of the first stamp sets on my list when I opened the new catalog! a new coordinating  ribbon and the Bird Ballad Trinkets.

This is the second of the new In-Colors and they are all so very pretty – you can get your hands on a set if you would like to join in my ink and color share, where you can build up your collection over the next few months without breaking the bank – click here for more info

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